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The Return of the Federal Death Penalty
Attorney General William Barr’s decision directing the Bureau of Prisons to resume execution of inmates sentenced to death by the federal government is so inconsistent with recent developments with respect to the death penalty that it makes plain how (More)
The Growing Crisis With the International Criminal Court
In April, the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) refused to authorize an investigation into alleged war crimes that have been committed in Afghanistan since 2003. The Prosecutor’s 20,000-page request, issued in November (More)
Beyond the Mueller Report: Law and Still-Persisting U.S. Presidential Derogations
The leading law-based news these days has been the 'Mueller Report' and its more-or-less exculpatory conclusions about U.S. presidential "collusion." Even if evolving clarifications of this controversial report should further support the absence of p (More)
The "Charleston Loophole" and the Second Amendment
On June 17, 2015, Dylan Roof burst into a prayer service at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina with a .45 caliber Glock. He killed nine churchgoers and injured another. In the aftermath of the shooting, the FBI explained that Roof "s (More)
Confidence Not Complacency Regarding the Human Rights Challenges in Yemen and the UAE
The ends should not justify the means when it comes to the protection of basic human rights in Yemen and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Severe challenges to the peace and stability of these regions along with overarching transnational terrorism thre (More)